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News: Masakadza overtakes Ponting for most runs in 2009

After the high scores against Kenya, Zimbabwean opener Hamilton Masakadza is currently the highest run getter in ODIs in the world for 2009. He just beat out Ricky Ponting.

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  1. rego
    October 19, 2009 at 5:03 am

    two big scores against an inconsistent Kenya side shouldn’t count for too much..

    Then again..anyone who scores 2 150s in the same ODI series definitely has some talent. This Zimbabwe side seems to become stronger day by day.

    They’ve got two very good spinners in Prosper Utseya and Ray Price (who I’m tempted to call world class), some very useful all rounders in Chigumbura, and Cremer, talented youngsters in the shape of Mutizwa, Jarvis, Chakabva, Williams and a experienced crop of top order batsmen in Sibanda, Taibu (who isn’t even getting a game), Coventry, Vermeulen,Taylor, Mazakadza, and Matsikyeneri. Ofcourse they need to test themselves against better opposition, however they are looking good to return to Test Cricket in 3 or 4 years…

  2. October 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Yet the same team lost to Bangladesh 4-1

    But it might be able to beat WI, given that Bangladesh whitewashed them 3-0.

    Still ICC needs to start giving Zim, which is a Full Member, more games against the other members. And if you cant play in some countries because of govt issues, then play in SA, Kenya, UAE or Malaysia.

  3. October 21, 2009 at 2:43 am

    And now it seems, that he has also broken the record in ODIs for the most runs in any bilateral series. He broke Gayles record, whcih he set in a 7 match ODI series.

    So next time, perhaps Zim can host Kenya for 7 games 🙂

    Incidently, I read today that Zimbabwe would be touring SA in November for a 2 match series. Not sure why there are 2 matches. At least a minimum of 3 games should be given to all teams in a series.

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